This photo is a picture of the entrance to Lia's orphanage taken by another adoptive family some time ago.
It's where she has spent the first year and a half of her life and is probably all she has ever known.
As time continues to pass (much too slowly, in my opinion) while waiting for our travel approval, I have wished many times that we were able to make our own travel arrangements and just go. After all, she's right there! Right past that gate in one of those buildings!
It has been so encouraging watching all the families from our agency who are in China right now meeting their children for the first time. But it has also made me more than ready to get out of here and go get her and bring her home to where she was always meant to be.
Here's hoping it won't be too much longer.
"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope." Psalm 130:5